Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, The Ultimate Indulgence, Perfect for Entertaining and the Holidays

Introducing Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, a dish that embodies the essence of comfort food while adding a fancy twist to your dinner table.

This easy recipe is not only perfect for stress-free entertaining but also serves as a delightful side dish, making it a must-have for your holiday feasts.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are not just any side dish recipe.

They are the ultimate indulgence, combining the sweetness of maple syrup with savory herbs and garlic.

They’re perfect for entertaining and the holidays, offering a budget meal option that is both impressive and delicious.

Golden-brown Hasselback Sweet Potatoes on a plate, with crispy edges and a soft interior, seasoned with herbs and a hint of maple syrup.

Why Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are a “Must-Try”

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are the perfect blend of elegance and simplicity, making them a go-to side dish recipe for any occasion.

They offer:

  • Perfect for Entertaining and the Holidays: Their visually appealing presentation makes them ideal for special occasions.
  • Comfort Food: A delicious way to enjoy a warm, comforting treat.
  • Easy Recipe: Simple to prepare, making them an easy dinner side.
  • Budget Meal: Affordable ingredients, offering a high-end experience without breaking the bank.
Close-up of Hasselback Sweet Potatoes on a serving platter, showcasing the crispy, accordion-like slices infused with a golden-brown butter, maple syrup, and herb glaze.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes: The star of the dish, sliced into Hasselback style.
  • Butter: For richness and flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: Adds a hint of natural sweetness.
  • Salt: To enhance the flavors.
  • Garlic: For a savory depth.
  • Dried Rosemary & Thyme: Herbs that perfectly complement the sweet potatoes.
Golden-brown Hasselback Sweet Potatoes on a plate, with crispy edges and a soft interior, seasoned with herbs and a hint of maple syrup.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Instructions

  1. Warm Up Your Oven: Turn your oven on to 400°F. Then, get a baking tray and cover it with a piece of parchment paper (this is a special paper to prevent sticking, you can find it in most grocery stores).
  2. Get Your Sweet Potatoes Ready: Place two wooden spoons or chopsticks on a cutting board, and put a sweet potato between them. This is to stop you from cutting the potato all the way through. Now, carefully make thin cuts along the potato, but don’t cut it completely – the spoons will stop you from doing that. Do this with all your sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix Your Flavors: In a small bowl, melt some butter and add maple syrup, a little salt, some dried rosemary or thyme, and chopped garlic. Stir them together with a spoon.
  4. Coat Your Potatoes: Use a cooking brush or the back of a spoon to spread this butter mix over your cut sweet potatoes. Only use half of your mix.
  5. Bake for the First Time: Place your potatoes on the tray and bake them in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Open the Potatoes: After 30 minutes, take them out (careful, they’ll be hot!). Use a fork to gently lift each potato in the middle. This helps the cuts to open up. Try to gently separate the slices a bit with your fork.
  7. Add More Flavor: Now, brush the rest of your butter mix over the potatoes.
  8. Bake Again: Put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes. They’re done when they’re soft on the inside and a bit crispy on the outside.
Overhead view of Hasselback Sweet Potatoes on a rustic wooden table, showing the detailed slices and rich, buttery glaze.

Comfort Food That’s Easy and Elegant

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are not just a comfort food; they’re a fancy side dish that elevates any meal.

The blend of sweet and savory makes them an easy dinner side that’s sure to impress.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes garnished with fresh rosemary and thyme, showcasing their elegant presentation and savory-sweet flavor.

Simplified Storage and Versatile Serving

  • Storage: Keep in an airtight container; they reheat well, preserving their texture and flavor.
  • Serving Suggestions: Ideal as a standalone dish or paired with a protein for a complete meal.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes garnished with fresh rosemary and thyme, showcasing their elegant presentation and savory-sweet flavor.

Perfect Pairings: Dishes to Complement Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, with their unique presentation and delightful flavors, are versatile enough to pair with a variety of dishes.

Whether you’re planning a festive feast or a cozy family dinner, here are some excellent options to serve alongside this fancy side dish:

Marry Me Chicken: Serve your Twice Baked Potatoes alongside this romantic and creamy chicken dish for a combo that’s perfect for date night or a special family dinner.

A delicious pan of

Baked Paprika Chicken: The smoky flavor of paprika chicken pairs wonderfully with the creamy and cheesy filling of the potatoes.

Overhead shot of Paprika Baked Chicken Thighs in a white baking dish, showcasing the rich color and seasoning.

Crispy Fried Chicken: Who can resist the classic duo of fried chicken and potatoes? This pairing is a nod to the beloved comfort food combo.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry: For an East-meets-West fusion, the savory flavors of a stir fry complement the rich taste of Twice Baked Potatoes.

Freshly cooked Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry in a hot wok, showcasing the rich colors and textures of the dish

Chicken Baked in Garlic Butter Sauce: The garlic butter sauce from the chicken melds beautifully with the fluffy potato filling.

golden-brown chicken breast smothered in a creamy garlic butter sauce, garnished with fresh herbs.

Honey Fried Chicken: The sweet and tangy taste of honey mustard chicken adds a delightful contrast to the savory potatoes.

A plate of crispy, golden Honey Fried Chicken, perfectly cooked and glistening with a light honey glaze.

FAQ Section

How do I ensure the potatoes are perfectly cooked?

The key is to slice them evenly and bake until the edges are crispy but the center is tender. Also, basting the potatoes with the butter and maple syrup mixture during baking can help cook them evenly.

How do I prevent the sweet potatoes from falling apart while slicing them Hasselback style?

To ensure your sweet potatoes stay intact, place chopsticks or wooden spoons on either side of the potato while slicing. This prevents the knife from cutting all the way through.

Other Side Dishes to Try!

Scalloped Potatoes

Layered Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes in a baking dish in a white countertop.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Bowl of roasted garlic mashed potatoes garnished with freshly chopped thyme and a sprinkle of black pepper.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Overhead view of Baked Mac and Cheese with a crispy Parmesan topping in a baking dish.

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Potatoes

A side view of the roasted potatoes, highlighting the crispy parmesan crust.

Potato Salad

A creamy Southern Potato Salad garnished with fresh herbs, perfect as a comforting side dish.

Ranch Roasted Carrots

Golden-brown Ranch Roasted Carrots seasoned with herbs on a serving platter, garnished with fresh parsley.

Creamed Corn Au Gratin

A golden-brown Creamed Corn Au Gratin in a baking dish, showing creamy corn kernels topped with melted parmesan cheese.
image showcasing a beautifully arranged platter of Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, each perfectly roasted to reveal crispy edges and a tender, golden interior, garnished with fresh herbs.
Yield: 4 servings

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are a fancy, yet easy-to-make side dish, perfect for entertaining and holiday meals. Expertly sliced to create a stunning accordion effect, they're roasted with a blend of butter, maple syrup, garlic, and herbs. This results in a crispy exterior and a tender interior, making them the ultimate comfort food. They're not just visually appealing but also delicious, offering a budget-friendly and stress-free option for any gathering.

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes scrubbed with the skins still on
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme finely minced

Instructions

  1. Warm Up Your Oven: Turn your oven on to 400°F. Then, get a baking tray and cover it with a piece of parchment paper (this is a special paper to prevent sticking, you can find it in most grocery stores).
  2. Get Your Sweet Potatoes Ready: Place two wooden spoons or chopsticks on a cutting board, and put a sweet potato between them. This is to stop you from cutting the potato all the way through. Now, carefully make thin cuts along the potato, but don't cut it completely - the spoons will stop you from doing that. Do this with all your sweet potatoes.
  3. Mix Your Flavors: In a small bowl, melt some butter and add maple syrup, a little salt, some dried rosemary or thyme, and chopped garlic. Stir them together with a spoon.
  4. Coat Your Potatoes: Use a cooking brush or the back of a spoon to spread this butter mix over your cut sweet potatoes. Only use half of your mix.
  5. Bake for the First Time: Place your potatoes on the tray and bake them in the oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Open the Potatoes: After 30 minutes, take them out (careful, they'll be hot!). Use a fork to gently lift each potato in the middle. This helps the cuts to open up. Try to gently separate the slices a bit with your fork.
  7. Add More Flavor: Now, brush the rest of your butter mix over the potatoes.
  8. Bake Again: Put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes. They're done when they're soft on the inside and a bit crispy on the outside.

Notes

To ensure your sweet potatoes stay intact, place chopsticks or wooden spoons on either side of the potato while slicing. This prevents the knife from cutting all the way through.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 23mgSodium 224mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 6gSugar 15gProtein 4g

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